Hillel@Home: Judaism and Latin America
Judaism and Latin America: A Conversation on Intersectionality with Rabbi Rolando Matalon
Come hear from Rabbi Rolando Matalon, a leading Latinx Jewish scholar, on his experience growing up as a Jew and becoming a leading rabbi in Argentina’s largest Jewish congregation before bringing his expertise on what it means to be a Latinx Jew to New York. We will touch on topics of practicing religion in a Catholic country, the uniqueness of this dual identity, and Rabbi Matalon’s personal story of discrimination in Argentina during the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional and his and his family’s immigration to the United States.
José Rolando Matalon, B’nai Jeshurun’s senior rabbi, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was educated in Buenos Aires, Montreal, Jerusalem, and New York City. After his ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1986, Rabbi Matalon came to BJ to share the pulpit—and vision—of his mentor and friend Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer. They worked together to revitalize the congregation and turn its focus to prayer, learning, service, social justice, and interfaith cooperation. View Rabbi Matalon’s bio here.
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